USPCAS-W Research Grant Program 2018: Addressing Water-Related Issues in Pakistan

Deadline: 8 January 2018

The U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) is seeking concept notes for its 2018 Research Grant Program with an aim to address water-related issues impeding socio-economic development of Pakistan.

The goal of the USPCAS-W Research Program is to stimulate competitive and innovative applied research that is multi-disciplinary in nature and developed within the broader context of the water-development nexus to support the achievement SDG 6.

Themes

  • Overcoming water scarcity
  • Developing and maintaining water infrastructure
  • Improving water quality
  • Improving water use efficiency and agricultural productivity
  • Enhancing access to drinking water and sanitation
  • Reversing groundwater depletion
  • Reclaiming degraded lands
  • Strengthening water governance
  • Improving water management
  • Managing wastewater for productive uses
  • Adapting to climate change
  • Improving performance of water utilities
  • Protecting water ecosystems

Grant Information

Maximum funding available for each project is around Pak Rs 3 million.

Eligibility Criteria                  

  • All research institutions, HEC approved universities, non-governmental/civil society organizations (with minimum of 5 years’ experience in applied and policy-oriented research related to water issues) are eligible to apply for research grants.
  • The research proposals should clearly state:
    • project rationale and objectives,
    • study methodology,
    • expected project impact in terms of benefits to Pakistan’s economy,
    • linkages to water SDG,
    • sustainability plan, and
    • work plan together with detailed budget.
  • In addition, the proposal should specifically elaborate on the:
    • novelty and feasibility of proposed idea;
    • strengths and experience of research team; and
    • plan for capacity building through training, student involvement, and gender equity.
  • The research proposals should clearly state:
    • project rationale and objectives,
    • study methodology,
    • expected project impact in terms of benefits to Pakistan’s economy,
    • linkages to water SDG,
    • sustainability plan, and
    • work plan together with detailed budget.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Research Grant Program.

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